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Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 9 - 11
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 24"S
BLOOM: White, Fall

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Patchouli Plants

Pogostemon cablin

The smell of the Patchouli plant is both exotic and familiar. Herb gardening means more than just looks, and we encourage you to plant herb plants we have grown for their aromatic value.

This aromatic herb emits the definitive perfume of the Orient and India in particular. It is widely used in perfumes, oils and soaps and its leaves make an excellent potpourri. Patchouli made a resurgence in the 1960's as a popular oils used by Hippies to condition their skin and hair. Also used as an aphrodisiac, Patchouli is often found in many Aromatherapy products and incenses.

Medically, Patchouli is antibacterial and anti fungal. Used for ages in the Far East, Patchouli was employed to treat nausea, headaches, colds and even venomous snake bites. Patchouli has also been known as a skin toner and to be effective in treating acne and eczema.

The plant's anti fungal properties also render it a natural insecticide and makes a great preventative plant for your garden. Ancient Chinese silk traders used to pack Patchouli leaves within the folds of their silk cargoes to prevent damage from moths. Try using Patchouli in your drawers and attics instead of toxic mothballs!

Patchouli plants are a member of the Lamianceae family, which includes Mints, Lavenders and Oreganos. This fragrant plant makes an excellent houseplant. Keep it in filtered light and do not let it dry out. It is an easy plant to grow, and will reward you with lovely white flowers!

Zones: 9 - 11

Size for Sale: 24"H x 24"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: White, Fall

Uses: A very aromatic herb, Patchouli is used in lotions, candles, perfumes and other scented products. Also a natural insecticide, plant Patchouli in your garden or use it in your closet to keep unwanted bugs away. Used traditionally for its antibacterial and anti fungal properties for medical purposes.

Tips: Patchouli smells great! Keep some in a pot or container indoors and enjoy the sweet, earthy fragrance all year long!

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Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 22 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
OMG I wasn't ready!! May 2, 2018
Reviewer: STAR MCLEAN from Jonesboro, GA United States  
This plant grew really big really fast. I brought inside over the winter and it continued to prosper.  The leaves were abundant and lush! I decided not to grow again this season but as I was pulling it out of the container the branches were so fragrant that I kept them to burn.

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Nice plant! September 11, 2017
Reviewer: Alice Miller from Murphy, NC United States  
I received my order at the correct time for planting and my plants all went in containers and in the ground except for my patchouli plant, since I will bring it indoors soon.  It has grown some and when I pinch the leaves, I can smell the patchouli.  It hasn't flowered yet, but hopefully soon.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Patchouli September 11, 2017
Reviewer: Shaun Bryan from Harrisburg, PA United States  
I got one of these last spring and it has grown like a champ!  It smells fantastic  and takes me back to my youth in the '60's!  I still wear the oil and love walking thru my garden , rubbing the leaves in my fingers and smelling the nostalgia.   I live in PA and it wintered over beautifully and came back very strong in the spring.  I look forward to its return next spring.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Nice looking Plant! June 19, 2017
Reviewer: Eva Edmonds from Smithland, KY United States  
My Patchouli plant came in nice shape and still moist.
Oddly, it has taken almost a month for the leaves to gain scent. I was unable to detect any scent at all even crushing the leaves, so was a bit dubious at first.
The new growth is more promising and does have light scent now. I have never had Patchouli before so I don't know if this is normal? It is growing well in a nice planter I put it in. i have it outside for the summer, but will transfer inside for winter.
*** I will say, if you have ordered a variety of plants, you will have to WAIT for the end of the time frame of the coldest planting zone you might be associated with before they mail your plants. Even if you are borderline, or in the 'banana belt' of your area. I felt I had to wait 2-3 weeks longer than is normal for western KY, but once I received my order they are lovely. I will order from GE again.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Very Happy! May 31, 2017
Reviewer: BT from Palmetto , FL United States  
Received my plants very well packed. Slightly wilted after I unpacked them. Followed the instructions and gave them a bit of water and left them alone for a day or so prior to potting. They were nice and healthy within hours. Potted them two weeks ago and they are doing very well outdoors in partial sun and have tripled in size!

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